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ABC
Jan 15, 2010 5:00am EST
--www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. lisa baden is standing by with the latest on the traffic. let's start with brian and the weather. we have a long holiday weekend. >> yesterday, we hit 50 degrees. we finally hit 50. we will be in the low 50's today. we do have something, some rain by sunday. upper 20's in martinsburg. 36 downtown. not nearly as cold this morning. let's call it partly sunny. pleasant and a mile. low 50's. looking good. -- pleasant and mild. >> this is a smile on my face. we started off on a rough notes yesterday. this morning, everything looks good. this is 270 travel. uneventful. everything is open. montrose road over 270. the beltway through montgomery county is open. good in fairfax and nothing complicated heading into the district. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we turn to our top story. the urgent rescue effort after the deadly earthquake in haiti. rescuers are trying to find anyone. the body count
Univision
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
han muerto por la catastrofe de este terromoto en haiti en washington dc jose angel aguirre univision en la casa blanca, el presidente barack obama se comprmetio a volcar todos los recursos para ayudar a los haitianos, mientras organismos continentales temen el brote de enfermedades..maria ros alucchini tiene esta parte de la informacion de esta cobertura especial ante la magnitud de la tragedia que aflige a nuestros hermanos haitianos... si desea colaborar con el pueblo de haiti, llame a la linea telefonica en espaÑol de la cruz roja al 1-800-257-7575 o a traves de la pagina en internet al www.redcross. en medio de la catastrofe que sacude a haiti, y a miillones de sus ciudadanos, la federacion americana para la reforma migratoria mas conocida como fair esta pidiendo que suspenda el programa de proteccion temporal a ciudadano de otros paises...en un comunicado de prensa f..a.i.r apoya a que se permita la permancia de hatianos en este pais bajo el estatus del tps...pero con la condicion que se suspenda ese beneficio a otros paises como es el caso de el savador... dice que el mo
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
washington parke white southbound, a stalled pickup truck after 123. let's go live to 395 across the 14th street bridge. it looks ok. i am interested in the right side of the screen. or the age of greek and the main line merge there is a stalled vehicle -- were the hov and mainline merge, there is a stalled vehicle. >> thank you. >>> the urgent rescue efforts after the deadly earthquake in haiti. crews are working to find survivors in port-au-prince. the body count keeps piling up. more than 50,000 people died in the earthquake. authorities say international aid is taking too long to arrive because of the damaged roadways and airports. pamela brown is live with the latest information. it is heartbreaking. >> truly tragic. despite president obama's pledge, aid is trickling into port-au-prince, leaving rescue workers struggling to provide food, water, and support. search and rescue teams are racing against the clock. they are pulling out those trapped for more than two days. a french rescue team pulled out an american from a collapsed hotel. she still managed to thank her rescuers. >> thank
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm EST
are racing against the clock, sitting survivors still trapped. last night, a washington, d.c. man was rescued underneath a collapsed building. >> on either side of us were these huge pillars. there was no way. we were all in that same spot. >> the state department says 207 american citizens have been evacuated from haiti. survivors are not getting the help they need and frustration is growing. rescue efforts are stalled because the airport is overwhelmed. there's not enough room for airplanes to land. airplanes have had to circle the air for released an hour. the airports have taken charge of the airport traffic control, and navy vessels of turn into staging grounds. >> we have conducted relief operations during the day. we bring the forces back to the ship at night. >> there's no fresh water. food is scarce. medical supplies are running low. they say time is running out. >> they will have 72 hours or so to take care of the life- threatening injuries. people are dying every minute. >> they're running out of room to take and in thousands of bodies on streets and outside of collapsed ho
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
-- of the federal government or current administration in washington. governor perry and medina in splar have said they understand why some texans may be interested in su seeding from the united states. we want to know how far would you go to break ties in washington. name one federal program you really like and tell us whether you would push to end or -- any specific program or loss, governor perry? >> the program i love the most that the federal government is involved with is our united states military forces. there is not anything i would do except make sure we take care of those veterans when they come back from spending time looking after our freedom, but that's the greatest program the united states government has. i always say there's three things the government ought to do well, deliver our mail, stand military and defend our borders. i guess one out of three ain't bad. >> well, governor, you've also been critical. and there's a word going around the campaign circle, nullification. tell us, would you opt to nullify or end any specific program or federal program we are now i
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
washington wizards star has pleaded guilty in a gun incident at the verizon center. the player pled guilty. prosecutors say a confrontation with the wizards' teammate led to the felony conviction. and it stemed from a dispute over a card game. >>> an early morning fire sends several firefighters to the hospital as they're hit with a wall of flames. mary bubala is live with some incredible video of that blaze. >> the call came in just around 6:00 this morning, at a row house in northeast avenue. take a look at this you tube video. a fire ball erupts in the home. several firefighters suffered injuries. one of whom suffered a first- degree burn and may have broken his arm. he's in stable condition. tonight, the other six firefighters hurt have been released from the hospital. fire officials say it's not yet clear whether anybody was home when that fire broke out. some incredible pictures. vic, back to you. >>> the fire is under investigation. it is believed to have started in the basement and spread to the first floor. >>> an anne arundel county teacher is charged with sex offenses bec
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
. welcome to washington. i'm jim angle in for bret baier. some 10,000 american troops expected in earthquake ravaged haiti by monday as the world mobilizes a mantarian crusade for the living and tries to dig out the dead. correspondent steve harrigan is live in port-au-prince. good evening, steve. >> jim, when all the buildings has been knocked down, use the street for everything, for a home, bathroom and for some it's become a cemetery. we are seeing a rescue operation right here on the side of the road. it's ordinary nations using their own bear hands to try to pull people of the of the rubble. in this case, for this woman, it looks like they've gotten here too late. the basics here still aren't getting done like picking up bodies. a corpse in the road covered with flies. no one has moved the corpse but they set up a number of stones as a roadblock to keep the cars from running over the dead bodies. >> a lot of people are trying to get word to our mother. we're fine. not all of us, but we're fine. we left the house. almost everybody. but we're fine. i'm fine. >> you lost seven p
FOX
Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
upper 40s and low 50s. not there yet. we're still cold. temperatures here in washington still below 32. we're 30 at reagan national. you can see coles, dulles, 24, and in fredericksberg. but with a little sunshine working in we should see a gradual improvement and much like yesterday our daytime highs will be back into the low 50s. there is your satellite radar. a few more clouds in the forecast. a cold front off to the north and west will bring more clouds into the forecast. so a partly sunny afternoon. that's really the only change to talk about today. other than that, it should be another nice, very decent friday for us. partly sunny skies expected and mild for this time of year. we'll go with a high temperature of 52. the winds will be nice and lightut of the west and southwest at about 5-10 miles per hour. nice looking start to the weekend. then changes for the day on sunday. i'll have more details on that coming up in just a couple of minutes. allison, tony, back to you at the desk. >>> the window for trapped earthquake survivors in haiti is beginning to close now sadly. in th
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 7:00am EST
washington post," the editorial -- averting chaos in haiti. the paper writes of this -- yet the obama administration has balked helping haitians currently here illegally granting them temporary legal status, this despite u.s. of -- law that specifically allows the government to extend temporary protected status to undocumented immigrants in natural disasters all wars and a home countries make it impossible to deport them. the editorial goes on to say this -- that is "the washington post" this morning. "the new york times" editorial at those the washington post. calling for allowing haitians in the united states who are here illegally to find work. "the new york times" echoing "the washington post." the first phone call comes from chris on independent mine in ohio. good morning. caller: the morning. everybody keeps getting -- host: go ahead, we can hear you. caller: pat robertson was right. it did -- they did sell their souls to the devil. not that we should not help -- we should help. they went with the french -- now they're asking americans to save us. host: what part of history are
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
regulation. on the regional level at the sec. it is only in washington that we have had this problem. and it is not always been the case prior to about ten years ago, the sec was in our estimation the crown jewel of the federal agencies. they knew what they were doing. they knew what they were supposed to do. he knew how to work with all the other players to get the biggest bang for the buck. so it has been very disheartening for all of us from a state security and others to see this occurring. >> okay. mr. holt began. >> thank you and thank you for the witnesses for being with us today. and he began with a standard admiration that we thank you very much for your answers to the questions we get to ask now. it would ask your cooperation as well and answer questions that we would submit and writing after this hearing and look forward to working with you. as a couple of questions that will reveal i know nothing about the kinds of things that you do. i guess the first one goes to you, attorney general madigan which is seems very come in sense to me someone would pay for a mortgag
NBC
Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
cause of death. >>> a washington state man may face charges of illegal possession after officials found four-foot alligator and 40 snakes in his home. animal control officers seized the snakes, most of which were poisonous. they have the daunting test of finding homes for nonvenue on manious snakes. >>> in three days they created this guy, luigi. a comb for a nose and bricks for its mouth. while the family has a history of making mammoth snowmen this broke their previous record by four feet. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. your forecast being put to good use there. >> very much. i thought super mario was luigi. >> he wasn't wearing his little jumper. >> suspenders. people in nebraska have had a rough winter. at one point record snow pack on the ground. they have done some melting as of late. temperatures mild down here from texas, dallas southward. some tropical air moving northward. that's welcomed. show you the radar in a second. look at the temperatures in the northeast today. 31
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
washington. she is our chief foreign affairs correspondent. lara, good evening. how would you characterize the response so far? >> reporter: harry, it's pretty much what you'd expect the response to be to a domestic crise of this kind of-- nature. the administration has come out very forcefully on this. in fact, the state department has set up a 24-hour operations center to coordinate all the interagency efforts, and at the same time, the president came out again this morning, his second specific public appearance on the haiti crisis. he was flanked by senior members of his cabinet, and he used very strong language. he said he has directed the response to be aggressive, swift, and coordinated. he also made it very clear that he's not prepared to tolerate or put up with any mistakes at a time of crise of this nature. secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense bill gates, they both cut short trips to the pacific to specifically devote their attention to this. so it's been quite striking in how aggressive and forceful the response has been, harry. >> smith: lara, you have bee
PBS
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
vote against in an election year. darren gersh, "nightly business report", washington. >> susie: also in washington, more tough questions for the key players in the financial crisis. the financial crisis inquiry commission called in today top regulators to explain what caused the meltdown in the nation's financial system. their testimony came a day after the c.e.o.s of nation's biggest banks admitted to the commission the mistakes they made that contributed to the crisis. in the hot seat today, the attorney general, the head of the securities and exchange commission and the top banking regulator. f.d.i.c. chair sheila bair told the panel regulating wall street's big banks isn't easy. >> somebody has to take away the punch bowl, and it can be very difficult to take away the punch bowl when, you know, people are making money at it now. but i think going forward, this is a key lesson learned. >> tom: now, the man who is running those hearings joins us. phil angelides, chairman of the financial crisis inquiry commission. mister angelides welcome back to n.b.r. >> good to be with you
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 2:00pm EST
washington where the question remains, where next president obama's collision course with wall street will take america. his strategists having decisively chosen to pick a fight in advance of the state of the union and that promise to tackle the deficit. >> agents that seek to extract cash from those wanting to raise a white flag on housing misery. result of a special cnbc investigation. good afternoon, i'm simon hobs. welcome to "street signs," time in for erin burnett. our market reporters, mike huckman. scott wapner. these are blow-out earnings from intel. a good headline figure from jpmorgan. >> yeah, absolutely, simon. but there are overriding concerns about both consumer and commercial credit, certainly on the jpmorgan side. as it relates across the whole financial space, you list it at top of the show, financials one of the reasons why we're today. semiconductor another reason. add commodities to the list as well. a dollar increasing and gold and oil down. all of the subsequent stocks that go along with nose two commodities are down as well. take a look at jpmorgan chart, better tha
ABC
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
action. it abc 7 has live team coverage. plus, the washington wizards' problems may have gotten worse. the charges that could send gilbert arenas to jail and a deal in the works. >>> the race against time it is getting more critical than ever more than 48 hours after a major earthquake pummeled haiti. we begin with the disaster in the tropics and the rush to help. >> it does not appear to be getting any better anytime soon. rescue crews are struggling to get supplies into the country. the international red cross estimates between 45,000 and 50,000 people were killed and president obama is pledging $100 million of aid. at the calvary baptist church in hyattsville, they pack supplies had it to haiti. he hopes by some minor miracle it will reach his father who he still has not heard from. >> i keep hoping he will pick up the phone and say, hi, son. >> he knows every passing minute to be the difference between life and death. thousands of injured are treated in makeshift hospitals, body piling up -- bodies piling up from the city. many cemeteries no longer have space. supplies poured in f
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
night. >>> america to the rescue. >>> i'm chris math throughs in washington. here is the latest in on the crisis and haiti from around the world, aid is trickling into port-au-prince. planes from the united states, china, france and spain land ted airport bringing water, which is desperately needed right now. food and medicine, along with search and rescue teams. while aid workers say there's no system in place, certainly no government in place to get that aid to the people. the international red cross meanwhile is estimating right now 45 to 50,000 people, with another 3 million people in need of emergency relief. here in washington, our nation's capital, president obama promised an all-out rescue and humanitarian effort and announced $100 million in aid to the victims of the earthquake. >> to the people of haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. the world stands with you. >> president obama also called on former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton to help lead
NBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
:30. that is right here on tv 11. washington wizard's all-star guard wilbert arena -- gilbert arenas pled guilty. gun possession laws in a washington are no laughing matter. arenas is on indefinite suspension. we will check the forecast with tom, coming up right after this. [ male announcer ] it's our hottest offer of the season, but it's melting fast. this is your last chance to get $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months when you switch to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month with a one-year agreement. with fios tv, you get an amazing hd picture along with internet service that's fiber-optic fast. both were ranked highest in customer satisfaction by j.d. power and associates. and don't miss out on your chance to watch the big game in fios hd. you won't believe how much better football looks with fios. but you've got to call today. get jaw-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends j
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
official washington from the white house on down. president obama managed to get through to haiti's president rene preval on the telephone this morning. >> i pledged america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti in the immediate effort to save lives and deliver relief, and in the long-term effort to rebuild. >> holman: for now, severe damage to the port-au-prince harbor made airlifts the only reliable way to get the aid onshore. and helicopters from the newly arrived u.s. navy aircraft carrier "carl vinson" ferried in their first relief supplies today. but the city's badly damaged airport remained a bottleneck. with the control tower disabled, the u.s. military officially took over takeoffs and landings today. these soldiers from the 82nd airborne division shipped out yesterday, but did not set down until late last night, after waiting hours to be cleared to land. in washington, the growing desperation in haiti intensified the focus on the pentagon's efforts to get the aid operation into high gear. u.s. military leaders said today there could be 10,000 ame
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
washington with details. whit, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. haiti is facing extreme monumental challenges right now. people are growing even more anxious as they wait for help and critical rescue hours are disappearing. residents of haiti are growing more desperate by the day. >> look at us. we don't have nothing. we don't have nothing. nobody ain't doing nothing. >> reporter: a lack of basic necessities like food and water has driven some to violence. looters armed with machetes tore through the streets of port-au-prince thursday grabbing whatever they could. one-third of the population is now homeless, portioned to left on the streets where bodies are also piling up. the red cross stemts that as many as 50,000 people were killed in tuesday's devastating earthquake and officials warn that number could grow much higher if the injured don't get help soon. emergency supplies are trickling in, but very slowly. the country's airport has only one working runway, and many roads are covered with debris. president obama is calling this one of the largest relief efforts in re
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
most importantly, it was just two years ago, that bryce was a participant in inside washington 2008, the pursuit of the presidency, so he is a washington center alum, something that hall of you will be in just a matter of hours. so i'll go ahead and turn it over to bryce cullinane. >> >> how is everybody doing this morning? so we're here at the political school management at george washington university, just four blocks away from the white house, literally at the center of politics. what are we going to talk about this morning? we're going to talk about new media and politics, and it's a wide subject. so what i thought i would do is i would start out with the landscape. so today, as americans, we have access to over 1 trillion websites. on your iphone, just on your iphone alone, you have access to over 65,000 apps. every minute, according to david almacy's web site and then according to youtube, there's 20 hours of video uploaded to youtube, every minute. the average u.s. teen, i don't know if we still have teens in this audience, the average u.s. teen texts how many times per mont
ABC
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
, 50 in washington, d.c. things cooling off sharply tonight. we're down to 29 degrees here in baltimore and 25 off to the west. a clear sky. so we'll be dry and we'll start off sunny tomorrow. it will be a chilly start, around 25 degrees. how mild does it get tomorrow and saturday? we'll answer that and look at the next storm system headed our way coming up. >>> the focus of session 2010 will be that gaping $2 billion budget hole. lawmakers are tackling other issues. gay marriage is expected to be one of them. emmett burns jr. is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the state from recognizing gay marriages validated in other states or countries. he is also suggesting that the state declare same sex marriages to be again the public policy of the state. >>> no matter how you slice it, talking about it or even thinking about taxes is never fun. we have some changes you need to know about in 2010 especially if you are thinking about buying a home that could save you and have you smiling from ear to ear. >>> by most accounts he is among the toughest men around. so why is kiefer suthe
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 8:00pm EST
haitian government. we have had a clear line to the haitian embassy here in washington. we are bringing in some capabilities, communications capabilities that came in yesterday. we are making that available to the haitian government so that we can rebuild the capacity of theç government to be able to function and to, most of portly, to be able to communicate to the haitian people. one has to step back and say that he has obviously taken a devastating blow. and this has damaged the fundamental capabilities of haitian society as well as the capabilities of the haitian government. clearly, the haitian government was challenged before the earthquake two days ago. but we have been working with haiti. it is one of the reasons we have a lot of americans working there working in a variety of capacities, to help build the capacity of the haitian government. that process was ongoing at the time of this tragedy. so we are committed to helping the haitian government restore its capacity to function effectively. in our conversations with the haitian government, we have -- they have made clear to us w
NBC
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
standing by in our washington bureau tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. your reporter and ann's only reenforces the president's message. he said this is one of those moments that calls for american leadership. mr. obama asked his predecessor george w. bush to team with bill clinton in helping the relief effort and tonight they accepted. it is an air and sea lift of historic proportions in response to the humanitarian nightmare, mr. obama pledged $100 llion. >> the people of haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be foresaken. you will not be forgotten. in this, your hour of greatest need, america stands with you. >> reporter: with no communication or power, the people of haiti cannot hear him. after flying ten hours, cutting short a trip to the pacific, the secretary of state arrived at dawn and appeared on "the today show." >> this is, i don't want to mislead anybody, this is a devastating catastrophe. just to figure out what ste to take so we don't make the situation worse. >> reporter: a state department task force is coordinat
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 1:00pm EST
: we're going to give out more figures from the newspapers. this is from a "the washington post." the administration requested to the $92 million in aid for haiti including $33 million for improving government services and $62 million for economic growth. orlando, fla., on the independent line. caller: geographically in haiti is right on our doorstep. the issue is to get the supplies there as quickly as possible to the suffering people. it has been three days. i understand the airport is congested and there is destroyed infrastructure. i believe that there is an aircraft carrier coming with helicopters. host: yes, according to a "the wall street journal," is another aircraft carrier on its way. caller: this was a war maneuver, believe me, that aircraft carrier would have been there. the supplies would have been lowered down to the people. i have one more comment. the caller from arkansas that says it is not our responsibility to foot the bill, if he is a christian what about being your brother's keeper? is it more convenient to cherry pick? host: leesburg, va., on our life for democra
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 4:00am EST
that. this is the fox all stars right here, right now. >>> welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. we are getting a better idea of just how bad things are in haiti following tuesday's earthquake. the red cross estimates up to 50,000 dead. thousands more may be trapped under rubble. 3 million people are in need of help. steve hairing began is live in port-au-prince with an update on conditions in that city. good evening, steve. >> reporter: recovery operations are underway at port-au-prince where gasoline is available. they're using backhoes and bulldozers. where it's not, they're operating by hand. mainly haitians saving haitians and as far as the wounded or the hungry, no sign of much aid getting to them yet. here is what we saw throughout the day. >> they're looking for people 'cause they think there are still people alive inside the building who are trapped inside. >> most people here either have masks on or pulling their shirts above their head because there are a lot of dead bodies really visible. if you walk down the sidewalk, there is one right about ten yards from me covered w
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 4:30am EST
. downpours in washington state from seattle to olympia. sunny and warm in southern california, with gusty winds and morning fog. >> above-normal temperatures in most of the country. around 50 in new york and baltimore. and 76 in miami. 30s in detroit, chicago and the twin cities. it's 26 in fargo. and 47 in billings. 50s from seattle to sacramento. and 72 in phoenix. >>> and when we come back, the fbi's warning about phony charities asking for your money to send to haiti. how to spot a scam. >>> and wall street's bonuse >>> welcome back. barely a year after taxpayers bailed out the financial system, banks are set to pay their people more money than ever. "the wall street journal" reports workers at 38 top firms will earn about $145 billion for last year. that's up 18% from 2008. and slightly more than the record year of 2007. backlash over huge bonuses led president obama on thursday to propose a $90 billion tax on the top 50 financial firms to make up for losses on the bank bailout. >>> shares of intel are set to rise today. and they could take the rest of the tech sector with them. the
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
efficient manner as possible. host: another article in the "washington post" -- back to your phone calls as we talk about health insurance exchanges. tallahassee, clinton on the republican line. caller: i had some concerns about the nature of the debate. my concerns were two fold. it seems strange to put these burdens on the states. medical providers seemed to dwindle and of course, more people will be in need. some people, unfortunately -- there is a stigma associated with medicaid. some people also know that if you have medicare, it is harder for primary care providers to find a provider for medicare. it would seem that had the specter of the stigma is growing taller, whether they are eligible due to circumstances, seemed to becoming second-class citizens, and this is slipping away from the debate. i could go on for quite some time about this, but i wonder if anyone will address these issues of the dwindling pool of primary care providers and the stigma that some of these existing plants are getting, not to mention the stigma of the public plan. where are these providers going to
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 4:00pm EST
briefed on the strategy sessions. and ron kline at the vanguard coverage for the "washington post." pleasure to have you back. chuck, let's start in massachusetts. put that race in context. what are we looking at here? >> well, right now you talk to anybody that's following this race closely, and they'll tell you the republican scott brown has a very small, though not significant lead in this thing. but it does not insurmountable, which is why the white house made the decision to go ahead and send president obama. he's going to go campaign for martha coakley, the democratic nominee, there on sunday. hoping that will somehow energize a democratic base that is just not very energized up there. we're seeing the same problems in massachusetts with the democratic base that we saw in virginia. in november of 2009. and new jersey in november of 2009. republicans, meanwhile, very excited there. and the thing that we just don't know is what the turnout's going to look like, dylan. the republican path to victory in massachusetts previously is not just about energizing republicans, but that
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 5:30pm EST
have reported on horribly similar event. first from washington, james, who covered hurricane katrina. >> i drove into new orleans a couple of days after hurricane katrina had struck and the levees have broken. once you took in the scale of the flooding and the devastation, you had the sense that this was america's superpower, it did not seem to be able to coordinate things for something like this. there was also the question of looting, law-and-order breaking down. new marlins -- new orleans has always had a crime problem. you have military coming in, members of the national guard and armed forces. they were drafted and it felt very much like a war zone at times, quite eerie, no lights and military figures walking around. >> it was five weeks after hurricane katrina that the earthquake struck in pakistan's northern areas. it was on a saturday a little before nine in the morning. our team was one of the first to get on the ground and view the magnitude of that earthquake. when we got there, we saw schools destroyed, lots of children trapped under buildings. parents were screaming for
CBS
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
has been hired as washington's honorary secretary of love and relationships. it is part of a stimulus plan to boost tourism during the month of february. but is the 81-year-old the right lady for the job? we have the story. >> i first had the relationship and good sex. >> reporter: she's the famous sex therapist with a sas see voice and -- sassy voice and now she's been hired with destination dc. >> can i say the word orgasm? >> you can. >> reporter: she hopes to show off the romantic side of the nation's capitol and boost business. >> the thought is how can we fill hotels, get people shopping out in a month where people don't do a lot of shopping. >> reporter: people are encouraged to create date night and many businesses will offer discounts. >> i love dr. ruth. >> it would be very good, especially if she would start showing her toys in all of the museum shops. >>> but can this 81-year-old convince young people to find romance in the city. >> it surprises me that they would have chosen her. in younger groups i'm not sure it would be quite as effective. i'm sure she'll put a
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 3:05am EST
rains for parts of washington state, gusty winds, morning fog in southern california. >> warmer than usual for much of the country. 50s from sacramento to seattle. 30s in the nation's midsection. 44 in boston, 51 in boston, 59 nor atlanta. miami hits 76, new orleans, 61. >>> coming up next, the rare good news from haiti. victims pulled from the rubble. >> you're watching abc news continuing coverage of the earthquake in haiti. assistance getting around their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scoor or power chair that could improve your may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store. why should you call the scooter store today? because their mobility experts are also medicare experts. and that means the scooter store is your best shot at qualifying for a scooter that costs you little to nothing. hi
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
associated press says the obama administration is considering a trial in washington for one of the most notorious detainees held at guantanamo bay. is he accused of masterminding the bali nightclub bombing that killed more than 200 people. one of several detainees being considered for trial in the nation's capital. spokesman for eric holder, attorney general, says no final decision has been made yesterday. >>> the alleged ft. hood shooter awaits trial, another supervisors could be facing punishment. a pentagon authority faults as many as eight officers for not responding to the suspect's erratic behavior in the months prior to the shooting. major nidal hasan shot several at the army base. >>> massachusetts a battleground state. the republican candidate for u.s. senate, scott brown, leading martha coakley by four points. that seat has been held by a democrat for decades, most recently by ted kennedy who passed away last august. "the boston herald" says it's coakley's race to lose and she may be doing that. the race threatens president obama. he needs the 60th vote to pass his health care
FOX
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
. federal courthouse in d.c. would make washington an even bigger terror target than it is. >> keeping them in guantanamo, tried them there and you can shut it down or if you're committed to bridging them to the u.s. -- bringing them to the united states, try them on a military base and a very -- >> for its part, the justice department said no final decision has been made as to whether or not to hold any guantanamo detainee trial in the nation's capitol. that was a policy analysts say, such a trial despite the security concerns, could have benefits. >> the pers is dangerous. you don't try them unless you're sure you will win. >> reporter: michael o'handland said the obama administration which, is announcing the -- suspected 9/11 plotters in new york city, made it clear it wants to use the u.s. court system. >> we're trying to use the court system where we can to avoid the image of unlawful and definite detection. >> reporter: hambali, as he's known, is suspected to be the main link between al qaeda and the group to carry out the bali bombing, appearing in 2007 before a military tribuna
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
acme dynamite. you know what? washington's in no mood for great earnings from these clowns so there is no incentives for these banks to blow out the numbers. they won't want to tell a good story. all that will do is make higher taxes for them. would you tell a good story and then get taxed? no. tell a bad story and avoid the tax. these companies know what's god f good for them. i suspect we'll see a subdued group and subdued reaction. bankers don't favor being drawn in quarters. they don't seem to like being dangled from meat hooks. i don't feel that way about tech. i think intel actually had a supercall fragilistic ex-peaalldocious quarter. they had a i love you, you love me quarter. i think when we see from ibm on tuesday, that's always an easy one, ibm on tuesday. stx and sky works. that's david aldrich. maybe we'll give him a sijingle. thursday, amd, one of our favorite specks. i think we're going to huge numbers from all of these and hear a terrific story about what? of course the mobile internet tsunami. i expect by the time we get to google -- googlelicious, by the time we ge
NBC
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
wednesday morning at 8:00 from the big boys down in washington. >> the 900-foot ship typically takes five days to mobilize, but the pressure is on to pull out as quickly as possible. >> you have to first wait for supplies, you have to bring crew on board. >> buses arrived on friday carrying some of the 560 medical staff, while maine is workers readied the ship unloaded tons of food and medical supplies. >> i am honored to go out and help. >> we spoke to the captain, who is eager to leave port, but believes it is important to process the group. >> it will help the mentally prepare for what they are going to see. >> stateside, they are seeing just how valuable their mission is to leaders like governor martin o'malley. formalities aside, they are ready to head out to sea and help the people of haiti. crew members are continuing to check-in at this hour. tonight that will be addressed by the u.s. surgeon general. they plan to set sail tomorrow morning. we will have more specific medical details on what the crew expect to encounter when they get to haiti. >> lowell melser is on the usns comfor
FOX
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
agonizing for goodman. she came to the haitian embase beast in washington today and carries -- embassy in washington today and carries photos. one of her sistermarry vaughn. >> this is my other sister. >> they were both visiting family in haiti when the quake happened. >> at this time, i just want to hear from them. >> reporter: they e-mailed before the quake. since then, milan has heard nothing. the way i feel right now is i know they are well. i would rather sit on that side knowing that they're will will -- well. i know they well. it's a matter of someone to get to them and provide, you know, the basic needs. >> reporter: for now, she said, she will stand strong hoping the answers she gets are the ones she ants. now, we told you rick santos lives in silver spring. one of the trapped coworkers lives in baltimore and the other in new jersey. tonight, they're all safe at the u.s. embassy in port-au- prince. brian? >> beth parker tonht. >>> the news the catholic community in d.c. prayed for, father jasmine, missing since the earthquake is safe. the chaplain to the haitian com
FOX News
Jan 15, 2010 4:00pm EST
dangerous, in a moment. >> to washington, democratic leaders are back at the white house and behind closed doors wheeling and kneeling on healthcare. coming up with a way to pay for the $60 billion break with unions. i'm neil cavuto. remember this. >> we cannot go back to business as usual. we have refused to go along with business at usual. business as usual. american people can't afford business as usually. >> mike huckabee says it sounds like business as usual to him. joining me right now, well, you got to think when you say those remarks in the context of a speech where you do cut deals. >> deals being cut, that is business as usual. what is differently is these deals are bribes. this is a case of saying we'll give you wash -- what do you know, 100 billion-dollar in 200 billion-dollar in what does it take to get your vote? it's not -- all that unusual. this white house has been less transparent than the one they were so critical of. secondly, it's being done in a context of completely broken promises where they were adamant, almost with a sense of pride. we won't be like those g
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
washington. leading off tonight, race against death. people need water sooner than they need food. in hot climates, they need it much faster than that. the situation in haiti is growing more tense and desperate by the hour as aid organizations struggle to distribute water, food and supplies to the injured and displaced. 2 million to 3 million people are in dire need of help right now. looters have begun taking to the streets in fear of widespread violence gripping the city of port-au-prince. the longer it takes for aid to get to the people, the worst situation is likely to become. haitian government workers have buried some 7,000 corpses in one mass grave. and hundreds of bodies are strin along roadsides and outside the city morgue. no one can really be sure what the death toll is. however, the pan american health organization now estimates it can be as high as 100,000 dead. that's just the latest estimate. u.s. military cargo planes arrived at the airport today. more than 100 paratroopers from the 82nd airborne landed overnight. up to 10,000 u.s. troops overall are expected to be in hait
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
security at airports. plus, a may deal for an nba all-star right here in washington, d.c. >>> and in 2010, a surprise announcement from republican john shadegg sets off a flurry of activity in my home state, arizona. >>> plus, two titans of texas, republican politics duke it out like it's the old west in their first debate for governor. >>> but first, southcom. >> that's washington speak for the u.s. southern command. you've probably heard of centcom, southcom is the region that covers haiti. it's now covering the massive u.s. military response in haiti. this is "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. now you can get tt name-brand hdtvs... where you already save. well, actually, just a few rows over... in walmart's expanded electronics department. get unbeatable prices on today's latest hdtvs from sony, vizio, philips, sharp and samsung... they're a lot closer than you think. save money. live better. walmart. so, doctor... i've been thinking... no. you know how... no. so, doc, i've got this friend... [ male announcer ] talking to your doctor about erectile dysfunction isn't easy. actuall
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 8:00pm EST
. medina third. here is the question. and for the current in washington. governor medina in particular tax and may be interestedh in succeeding for the united states. we want to know how far would you go to break ties in washington? name one federal program to you really like and then tell us whether you would wish to end any specific program or law. governor perry. >> the program that i love the most that the federal government is involved with is our united states military forces. there is not anything that i would do except make sure that we take care of those veterans who come back after spending time that they have looking after our freedoms. but that is the greatest program that the military or that the united states government has. i would tell people i said are three things the government ought to do really well. two of our mail, stand military and defend our borders. i guess one out of three ain't bad. [laughter] >> will governor you've also been critical. there is a word that a sort of on the campaign circles these days. nullification or it talus, which you want to
NBC
Jan 14, 2010 11:00pm EST
of the earthquake there. >>> washington wizards' stargill berth aron yas was charged with felony gun possession today. a charge that can carry prison time. "the washington post" reports arenas made a plea deal with prosecutors. tomorrow arenas will appear at d.c. superior court. jackie benson is there with the latest. >> reporter: a plea deal was not unexpected at this point. as you said, gilbert arenas scheduled to appear in court at d.c. superior court tomorrow. this court document shows the felony gun charge against gilbert arenas. the crime carrying a pistol without a license. one defense attorney believes a plea deal was inevitable. >> i think that gill wertbert a will be made to pay a fine, given a suspended sentence and put object probation. >> reporter: a spokesman said he could not comment on a plea deal. december 21st, aron yas allegedly laid out four gun once a chair in the wizards' locker room with a note for christenton. the wizards' team said the team contacted authorities and the nba good guns january 4th arenas met with prosecutors. then he gave a sign as if he was ca
WETA
Jan 15, 2010 1:00am EST
an electi year. darren gersh, "nigly business report", wasngton. >> sus: also in washington, more tough questions f the key ayers in the financial crisis. the financial cris inquiry commission cald in today top regulars to explain what caused the meltdown in t nation's financial syste theitestimony came a day after e c.e.o.s of nation's bigges banks admied to the commission the mistakes they de that contributed the crisis. in the hot seat toy, the attorney general, thhead of the securities andxchange commission andhe top banking regular. f.d.i.c. chair shea bair told the panel regulang wall street's big banks isn'tasy. >> somebody s to take away the punch bowl, and it cane very difficult to take away t punch bowl when, you kno people are making moneyt it now. bui think going forward, this is a key lesson lened. >> tom: now, the manho is ruing those hearings joins us. ph angelides, chairman of the financial cris inquiry commission. mister angelides wcome back to n.b.r. >> good to be with you tonight. >>oday you said you would subpoena the crent federal reserve chairmanen bernanke,
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:30pm EST
some of comes up to me and says, listen. the people in washington better do something about the fact that i looked at my mother's bill and she paid $60 for bad bill when she is in the ad bill. let me go to safeway, rate aid, or let me get her ad bill for $25. the reason she paid $60 in the hospital is because there are a bunch of people who went to the emergency room or are in the bed who could not pay for their ad bill. -- pay for their advil. we will wrestle with this issue for some time to come. the reason i feel so strongly about staying with this health- care issue until we get democrats and republicans to come together and find some common ground on this is because your question is so important. we have to find the right balance with respect to protecting the role of individuals, free choice, and their own judgments with how to make sure we protect the community at large. i am not convinced we are there yet, but i will stay at this in a bipartisan way until we do get there. >> one more, 844. 844? 8-4-4. >> [no audio] i was going to talk about health care, but there is something
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 9:00am EST
back to say some sort of responsibility for the largest howl out there, washington is saying we have to do this by the very same people who voted in favor of the t.a.r.p. bailout without any restrictions, without any oversight, with any controls whatsoever. now after the fact they're saying, hey. how come wall street is doing so well and how come they're doing these bonuses? maybe they should have thought a little bit longer on passing the t.a.r.p. before they did it. but now here we are. >> we can't change what happened in the past but if we over measured and gave them too much and if our plan was just too good for wall street, and not good enough for main street, now is the time to make that adjustment. that's what we're going to do. >> now is not the time. the first problem is constitutional. how you can target just one segment? the second portion is economic. so much of wall street right now is waiting for washington to get out of the way and stop changing the rules of the game. why do they keep doing it? >> wall street and the business community never have a time when they shoul
ABC
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
under keyword help. >> a big story played out in washington. gilbert irinas it pleaded guilty to carrying guns into the locker room. the punishment that he is likely facing. >> this judge seemed pretty strict. the attorney for gilbert of arenas was asking to expedite this so we could get to the sentencing portion. the judge said he wanted eight weeks and he has got it. what just happened, he was processed and went to the processing unit at the metropolitan police headquarters just down the block from here. he has been released pending his next court date. he arrived at superior court and said absolutely nothing. he pleaded guilty to carrying a weapon without a license. the judge said he could be sentenced up to a maximum of five years. detect accepted the plea deal and will have to wait eight weeks until the next court hearing. >> he might get service or something. he will not be inside d.c. jail's. >> he and a teammate got into a heated argument over a bat. he apparently threatened to burn his vehicle foor shoot him. he later said his statements were made in jest. when arriving
CBS
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
water body now. 55, bel air. 50 in columbia. 54 in washington. and kent island, coming in at 52. winds generally out of the west and southwest. all of this air coming from the pacific. moved across the country. next 24 hours, we'll be watching more wild temperatures here in the east. really no super cold air here. extreme northern sections of new england. still above normal. but colder than our regions. generally low 30s and 40s. down to the south, this is the pressure we saw. it's causing a lot of rain in south texas, going to spread across the south. could see several inches along the gulf coast. for us, it will spread clouds in here sunday night. sunday morning, looks like an all-day rain. but the clouds, temperatures are going to stay in the low 40s on sunday. looks like a wet end of the weekend, but saturday, still mild temps. a weak front to the north. cooler. for us, generally a west/southwest wind. then a southeast wind off the ocean. keeps us in the mild side. most of the area, even from the mountain areas of virginia and west virginia, up to new york state. we'll probably jus
FOX
Jan 15, 2010 5:00am EST
gaithersburg. 30 in washington. manassas, it is as cold, 19 degrees there. 26 in baltimore. 25 in spread rickburg. frederick, maryland at 25 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar for the mid-atlantic region. we do have clouds moving through the reason on during the course of the day today. i don't think we'll see as much sunshine but still it won't be a completely cloudy day either. you see that boundary out to the west. there are a few spots of precipitation in kentucky. now, a look at your futurecast for today into sunday. again, a few clouds stream through today. no moisture. there is that precipitation associated with that frontal boundary and then by sunday morning, rain comes in. now, in some spots, if it is cold enough, this could start as freezing rain and sleet but we think that will be well to the north and west of the city. this is all showing up as rain on the futurecast. some of it fairly heavy rain so during the course of the day on sunday, i think it will be a farley drenching rain. by monday morning, we start to get the precipitation out of here alt
CNBC
Jan 15, 2010 5:00pm EST
tussled a little bit. one e-mail in washington, karen, you go girl. so good to see someone on cnbc for once standing up to santelli. thank you. we did get one from tony in tennessee. he wrote, rick san tetelli tellt like it is. bank of macrotouches half of all americans. a bailout tax is a tax on middle class america. another campaign promise cleverly disguised as sticking it to the maf. the e-mails were evenly divided. rick, what do you think here? >> i think it's pretty darn easy to call a winner here. i think the winner is nobody. i look at it this way. if you substitute the u.s. government for a bank and substitute the handful of banks for small businesses no judge in the country would allow this kind of change to an agreement that was made. papered up, very few data points. they could have asked for more. the government didn't do to good job. if they wanted to participate they should have said over the next eight quarters anything over $1 billion you give me 10%. that's the kind of deal i would have made. it's not fair. what is it going to be next? drug companies? energy companie
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